California celebrates 1 million solar roofs
Green Energy

California celebrates 1 million solar roofs

Former Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown and other local elected officials joined local high school students, business leaders and workers, renewable energy advocates, and community leaders marked achieving one million solar roofs across California during a celebration event at Buchanan High School in Clovis. In 2006, then-Governor Schwarzenegger signed the Million Solar Roofs Initiative…

California Bans Insurers From Dropping Policies Made Riskier by Climate Change
Climate Change

California Bans Insurers From Dropping Policies Made Riskier by Climate Change

The Saddleridge fire in Porter Ranch, Calif., in October.Credit…Kyle Grillot for The New York TimesDec. 5, 2019California’s wildfires have grown so costly and damaging that insurance companies — a homeowner’s last hope when disaster strikes — have increasingly been canceling people’s policies in fire-prone parts of the state.On Thursday, however, California took the highly unusual…

California and nearly two dozen other states sue Trump administration for the right to set fuel-efficiency standards
Environmental News

California and nearly two dozen other states sue Trump administration for the right to set fuel-efficiency standards

California and 22 other states sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, asking a federal court to block the Trump administration from stripping the nation’s most populous state of its long-standing authority to set its own fuel-efficiency standards on cars and trucks.“We’ve said it before, and we will say it again: California will not back…

California Fire Updates: Getty Fire Forces Evacuations in West Los Angeles as Kincade Fire Burns
Global Warming

California Fire Updates: Getty Fire Forces Evacuations in West Los Angeles as Kincade Fire Burns

Up and down the state, wildfires are driving residents from their homes. The fire threatens 90,000 buildings across an expanding evacuation zone. Published Oct. 28, 2019Updated Nov. 4, 2019 Sign up here for our California Today newsletter.VideotranscripttranscriptFirefighters Race to Contain Blazes Across StateA forecast of powerful winds and low humidity was expected to worsen conditions…

California’s climate dystopia comes true
Global Warming

California’s climate dystopia comes true

A firefighting helicopter pumps water during the Magic Fire. Image: Shutterstock / Krista Kennell By Mark Kaufman2019-10-09 21:49:12 UTC On October 9, 2019, Pacific Gas and Electric started the blackouts.  The beleaguered utility, which oversees 125,000 miles of electrical and transmission lines in the fire-plagued Golden State, warned that an unprecedented 800,000 customers, meaning some…

California Blackout: ‘There Was No Time to Prepare’
Green Energy

California Blackout: ‘There Was No Time to Prepare’

U.S.|California Blackout: ‘There Was No Time to Prepare’California TodayFriday: Readers share their frustrations and fears. Also: A new mission for NASA and SpaceX.Oct. 11, 2019, 9:24 a.m. ETImageJulio Camacho worked by headlamp in the kitchen of El Agavero, a restaurant in Oakland.CreditJim Wilson/The New York TimesGood morning.(If you don’t already get California Today by email,…

Trump feud with California warrants U.S. Congress probe: hundreds of ex-EPA employees
Environmental News

Trump feud with California warrants U.S. Congress probe: hundreds of ex-EPA employees

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hundreds of former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency employees on Thursday urged a congressional probe into whether the agency’s feud with California represented retaliation for the state’s failure to support President Donald Trump’s political agenda. FILE PHOTO: An empty podium awaits the arrival of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler…